Eria trilophota Lindl. ex B.D.Jacks 1893 SECTION Pinalia

Plant and Flowers Photo by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot LATERWinter

Common Name The Three ? Lined Eria [refers to the 3 elevated purple lines on the lip?]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.3 cm]

Found in Thailand and Myanmar in lowlands at elevations below 500 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, more or less in rows, fat fusiform, several internodes, flattened pseudobulbs that in youth are green with white veins and in maturity brown, carrying 4 to 5, light green veined leaves that blooms in the later winter on an erect, arising from near the top of a mature pseudobulb, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with orange yellow floral bracts.

Lindley mentions that the flowers are pure white with a lemon colored lip and marked by three longitudinal, purple elevated lines.

Synonyms Pinalia trilophota (Lindl. ex B.D.Jacks.) Ormerod 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing fide/photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide